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Human/Ordinary brings you stories about our culture, our relationships, and the extraordinary feat of being alive. ("...the writing is spectacular..." - Ira Glass, This American Life)

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Episode 19 - Richard Cranium

34:38 | Nov 24th, 2018

When I was young, we thought we were clever insulting others by calling them Richard Cranium. This is his story. Olivia Rosenman does a couple of podcasts, The Expressionists is all about words and phrases, and The History Lab Pod is an investigat...Show More

Episode 18 - The Sport of Kings

38:28 | Nov 11th, 2018

Fulfilling a childhood dream, I go behind the scenes at Melbourne City Wrestling. Original music by Kent Sutherland. Thanks to Sean Carney, Rhi Bell, Michael Jozis, James Mitchell, Criss Fresh, Dowie James, Kristen Mitchell, Indi Hartwell, Love...Show More

Ep. 17 - In The Neighbourhood

31:04 | Sep 3rd, 2018

This is a story about my neighbourhood, but I hope it’s about yours too. Inspired by this song from Tom Waits, and this piece from Scott Carrier. Original music by Kent Sutherland. Thanks to Planet Broadcasting, and Allison Chan for producti...Show More

Episode 16 - Renee

33:36 | Jul 28th, 2018

This is a story about loss, fear, uncertainty, and optimism, and how Renee Gardiner rediscovered herself.  Music by Kent Sutherland. Special thanks to Shaun Jeffrey (Dead Glass Design/Carousel Sniper Victim). Thanks also to Planet Broadcasti...Show More

Episode 15 - Milo and The Elephants

36:07 | Jun 16th, 2018

I went along to see Milo Yiannopolous speak, and to try and understand a little more about those who support him, and those who stand opposed.

Episode 14 - Going Around Again

14:31 | May 26th, 2018

To introduce Season 3 of the show, I made this little story about something special that happened to us two months ago. Music by Kent Sutherland. Special thanks to Leila Brook for being game.  For more on the show... Website: humanordinary....Show More

Episode 13 - Headstone: Jabiru

32:57 | Oct 22nd, 2017

For the final episode in the Headstone series, I was curious to understand what people think about when they know they're going to die. Doctor and filmmaker, Tim Duncan, shares his story. You can check out Tim's film work here. Music by Kent...

Episode 12 - Headstone: All Things Bright and Beautiful

34:30 | Sep 16th, 2017

Our understanding of death is not just informed by the people around us. Animals also play a role in our experiences of mortality. For this episode, I put together three stories exploring this theme. Music by Kent Sutherland.

Episode 11 - Headstone: The King

27:24 | Aug 12th, 2017

Most of the graves in any cemetery are the final resting places for the persons remembered there. But for one headstone in Melbourne that isn't the case. For the person is buried 1000s of kilometres away, at Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee. This is the...Show More

Episode 10 - Headstone: Breath and Bone

31:00 | Jul 9th, 2017

When Jessie Williams was 30 years old, she lost her first child at birth. The grief she experienced after was painful, enlightening, and ultimately re-formative.  This is her story. Jessie is the CEO of the Groundswell Project, a not-for-profit inter...Show More

Episode 09 - Headstone: That Insidious Thing

33:44 | Jun 3rd, 2017

This is the story of Mary and Brian Hill, as told by Mary. Original music by Kent Sutherland. Thanks to Mary Hill for her sharing, and to the memory of Brian Hill. For more information on the story or the podcast, visit

Episode 08 - Headstone: The Chinese Mystery

34:13 | Apr 30th, 2017

In the first episode of the Headstone Series, I stumble onto a mysterious memorial in the Melbourne General Cemetery, and try to get to the bottom of its meaning and origin. Original music by Kent Sutherland

Episode 07 - Headstone: Intro

04:31 | Mar 24th, 2017

An introduction to the second season of Human/Ordinary. Kicks off in May.

Episode 06 - An Extraordinary Thing (Part Three): The Naturopath and The Activist

30:23 | Dec 16th, 2016

The third and final part of my series exploring issues around meat-eating. I get knowledge from Jad Patrick, a naturopath, and Dr. Tamasin Ramsay, an environmental anthropologist and activist, about the health and environmental impacts of chowing dow...Show More

Episode 05 - The Flight of the Family

07:56 | Nov 8th, 2016

While on our first flight with our baby daughter, I contemplate my totally rational fear of flying. Should be emotional. Music by Kent Sutherland. Pictures to accompany story here.

Episode 04 - Pride, Passion and Glory

37:23 | Oct 2nd, 2016

For this story, I spent two banner-making nights with the Essendon Bombers cheer squad, and hung out with them at the final game of the year. I was really interested in exploring how their support has fared in the wake of the drug scandal and a seaso...Show More

Episode 03 - An Extraordinary Thing (Part Two): At Least We Don't Slaughter Dolphins

22:13 | Sep 4th, 2016

In the first part of this series, I watched a cow being slaughtered and butchered. In this second part, I talk to four friends to find out what their views are and why they make the eating choices they do. Featuring Rosie Joyce, Matt Whitmore, Nicole...Show More

Episode 02 - Whose Flags?

07:12 | Jul 21st, 2016

In a follow-up of sorts to Episode 00, I visit another protest to get a better understanding of the motivations of the right-wingers. In the end, I also get a better understanding of myself. For pictures to accompany this story, click here.

Episode 01 - An Extraordinary Thing (Part One): Killing Dotcom

15:30 | Jul 9th, 2016

I'm a bit interested in questioning why I do what I do. That's a big question, so a smaller one, is why I eat what I eat. I eat beef, so in the first part of this short series, I go watch a cow being slaughtered. Check out a couple of graphic picture...Show More

Episode 00 - Big Trouble in Little Coburg

22:10 | Jun 7th, 2016

In the Melbourne suburb of Coburg in late May of 2016, hundreds of angry people with opposing political views came together. No one was really there for a calm and civil discussion. I talk to people from both sides to find out what motivated them to ...Show More